Tommy Hilding (b. 1954, Skagersvik, Sweden) - Bloody Sunday 2007 Paintings: Oil on Linen
I love this
simba doesn’t count
tiana was mostly frog
y’all racist as hell
"I’d like to raise both of my middle fingers to him and anyone who thinks profanity is somehow more harmful to our children than images of violence and misogyny." - Happy birthday, M.I.A.!
Ryan Hewett (b. 1979, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa) - Surface, 2014 Paintings: Oil on Canvas
This is pretty cool and textured
I. Know. It. Hurts.
In a bold comparative analysis of TheNarrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Jada Williams, a 13-year old eighth grader at School #3 in Rochester, New York, asserted that in her experience, today’s education system is a modern-day version of slavery. According to the Fredrick Douglass Foundation of New York, the schools’ teachers and administrators were so offended by Williams’ essay that they began a campaign of harassment—kicking her out of class and trying to suspend her—that ultimately forced her parents to withdraw her from the school.
In her essay, which was written for a contest, Williams reflected on what Douglass heard his slave master, Mr. Auld, telling his wife after catching her teaching Douglass how to read. “If you teach that nigger (speaking of myself) how to read, there will be no keeping him,” Auld says. “It will forever unfit him to be a slave. He would at once become unmanageable, and of no value to his master.”
Williams wrote that overcrowded, poorly managed classrooms prevent real learning from happening and thus produces the same results as Mr. Auld’s outright ban. She wrote that her white teachers—the vast majority of Rochester students are black and Hispanic, but very few teachers are people of color—are in a “position of power to dictate what I can, cannot, and will learn, only desiring that I may get bored because of the inconsistency and the mismanagement of the classroom.”
Read more: Education - GOOD
I’m so freaking proud of this child.
“The conservative Frederick Douglass Foundation gave Williams a special award, saying that her essay ‘actually demonstrates that she understood the autobiography.’ They have also reached out to the school for an explanation of the 13-year-old’s treatment.”
She spoke truth to power.
Good job helping make her argument more solid by kicking her out of class and forcing her parents to take her out of school.
Norman Lindsay: “Olive”“
Been too long since last tumble so peacock
people called rock & roll ‘african music.’ they called it ‘voodoo music.’ they said that it would drive the kids insane. they said that it was just a flash in the pan - the same thing that they always used to say about hip-hop.
Why the world sleeping on black girls?
A Day On The Beach (In Pictures)
Swimsuit Designed by Me
OMG where were you four months ago